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2011-04-04 12:52:21

'Outer' tree canopy leaves influence the sunlight reaching inner canopy leaves by changing their shape, says a new study.

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2011-03-27 10:48:30

Rampant woody vines are choking trees and changing tropical and temperate forest ecosystems.

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2010-06-28 09:13:00

Variation in water stress with increasing height in redwood trees determines leaf anatomy.

2010-04-21 08:29:08

Taiwanese researchers reveal the best and coolest trees for subtropical urban areas.

2010-03-17 13:36:00

HERNDON, Va., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Triple Canopy, Inc., a leading provider of integrated security and mission support services, announced today that it has donated supplies, transportation and personnel in an effort to provide shelter to thousands of homeless earthquake victims in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100317/PH72290 ) Triple Canopy is supporting the efforts of the Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi's Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections...

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2010-01-14 10:31:20

Specific leaf area, or SLA, plays a prominent role in ecological theories that attempt to provide explanations for plant and ecosystem function.

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2009-12-11 11:20:53

Mechanical thinner prototype promises savings for producers, superior fruit for consumers.

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2009-11-04 11:26:19

Predictions of grape yields are extremely important to juice processors and wineries; timely and precise yield forecasts allow producers to plan for harvest and move the highly perishable grape crop from vine to processing efficiently.

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2009-11-04 07:40:49

Pecan, the most valuable nut tree native to North America, is native from northern Illinois and southeastern Iowa to the Gulf Coast of the United States, where it grows abundantly along the Mississippi River, the rivers of central and eastern Oklahoma, and Texas.

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2009-10-13 07:25:22

Smithsonian researchers working in Colombia's Cerrejón coal mine have unearthed the first megafossil evidence of a neotropical rainforest.


Latest Canopy Reference Libraries

Forest Gardening
2013-07-31 15:46:47

Forest gardening is a woodland ecosystem that requires little maintenance. Forest gardening is a form of intercropping that is a seven tier, layering system utilizing the space from the sub-ground up to the canopy in order to provide high yielding food production for human consumption in wooded areas. Layering utilizes the photosynthesis to the maximum benefit for each tier within the forest garden. The canopy level consists of the tallest fruit/nut trees with dwarf trees in the...

Rainforests
2013-04-19 19:33:20

Rainforests are forests that are characterized by high levels of rainfall, with definitions based on a minimum usual annual rainfall of about 68 to 78 inches. The monsoon trough, or otherwise known as the intertropical convergence zone, holds an important role in producing the climatic conditions that are essential for the Earth’s tropical rainforests. About 40 to 75 percent of all biotic species are native to the rainforests. It’s been estimated that there might be many millions of...

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